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MEI Rigging & Crating Expands into Northern Virginia & Bolsters Data Center Capabilities with Acquisition of A&A Transfer


MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC (“MEI”), a leading provider of rigging, machinery, moving, millwrighting, mechanical installation, industrial storage, crating, and export packing services, announced that it has acquired A&A Transfer (“A&A”) based in Chantilly, VA from Harren Equity Partners (“Harren”).

A&A Transfer is the premier industrial rigging, storage, and hauling company in the Mid-Atlantic region serving Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Founded in 1965, A&A has built a reputation for quality and service by continuously designing innovative, custom solutions using cutting-edge technology and equipment to meet the unique needs of each customer and individual project.

The acquisition announcement was made by Dan Cappello, CEO of MEI: “We are thrilled to welcome A&A’s employees and customers to the MEI family. A&A Transfer is the industry standard for data center services, and this partnership further strengthens our position as the nation’s leading provider of machinery moving services. This is an enormous accomplishment, and we could not be more excited to bring together these two excellent organizations.”

The dynamic partnership expands MEI’s footprint into Northern Virginia, the nation’s largest data center market. MEI currently serves customers in Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

“We are proud to combine our company’s abilities and experience with MEI and are excited to work alongside the MEI team to deliver our standard of excellence on a national scale. In MEI, A&A has found a long-term partner who is committed to investing in the business to expand resources and capabilities that will ultimately create new opportunities for customers and employees,” commented Maroon Ohanian, CEO of A&A Transfer.

Houlihan Lokey served as sell-side advisor and Kirkland & Ellis served as legal counsel to A&A. Jones Day served as legal counsel to MEI.